Jim Dunlap started his baseball career in high school at Ford City High School from 1987-1990. In 1987, the Ford City Sabers won the WPIAL championship and continued on to win the PIAA State Championship. In 1988, they again won the WIPAL and went on to finish 4th in the state. In 1990, Jim earned the Armstrong 1st Team All Star. He went on to earn the Big League State Champion in 1990.
He attended California University of PA. While earning his degree he was the pitcher for Cal U of PA baseball team. John served as the Assistant Coach for the Ford City High School baseball for 6 years. He currently serves as the Hollidaysburg Jr. High Baseball Coach.